Walking Group Leader Award (WGLA)

Walking Group Leader

The Walking Group Leader award is designed for people who want to lead groups in hill and mountainous areas, on non-technical terrain. With a strong focus on navigation, the award provides the leadership skills required to feel confident about taking people out walking. The award also includes expedition organization skills for multi-day trips.

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Mountain Leader Award (MLA)

Mountain Leader Award

The Mountain Leader Award provides training and assessment in the technical and group management skills required by those who wish to lead groups in the mountains, hills and wilderness areas of southern Africa. Mountain Leaders are equipped to lead others in all mountainous regions in South Africa in both summer and winter conditions.

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International Mountain Leader Award (IMLA)

Carpathian Mountains of Romania

The International Mountain Leader Award provides comprehensive training and assessment for individuals who aspire to work as mountain leaders outside of South Africa and Lesotho.
The Award provides training and assessment in the skills required for leading and educating groups worldwide in summer conditions and on easy snow covered, “middle mountains” in winter conditions.
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Mountain Leader Instructor (MLI)

Mountain Leader Award

The Instructor Awards provide comprehensive assessment for individuals working as instructors privately or at mountaineering centers. The awards are primarily concerned with candidates’ ability to run MDT courses and assessments in line with the organisation’s requirements.
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Mountaineering Instructor Award (MIA)

Mountain Instructor Award

The Mountaineering Instructors Award provides comprehensive assessment for individuals working as instructors in a voluntary capacity, privately or at mountaineering centers. It integrates training and assessment in a variety of testing conditions in mountainous country.
The program provides assessment in the skills required to teach and assess, general mountaineering, mountain hiking, mountain leadership and rock climbing and to conduct all courses and assessments of the MDT.
Some instructors will not teach certain aspects and can therefore omit the KLOOFING aspect, in which case the award will be endorsed with NO KLOOFING.
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